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Information Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
The Ph.D. Information Engineering programme at University of Padova is a 3 years program with the purpose of preparing highly qualified experts in the area of Information Engineering, and more precisely in the areas of Electronics, System Theory and Automation, Telecommunications, Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics and Operation Research applied to Information Engineering.
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All the disciplines of the area of Information Engineering have a common identity given by the techniques to acquire the information, the techniques for processing signals and data, the propcessing techniques in order to transmit them even at a very large distance. 

Content of the Information Engineering programme at University of Padova

Another basic common knowledge of Information Engineering is the definition of appropriate models for physical systems, the analysis, by simulation, of the behaviour of such systems, in order to foresee performance and outcomes. 

The results obtained by simulation must be interpreted and correctly analyzed with the purpose to design complex systems in several different areas without the necessity of building prototypes, which are seldom a very expensive, or few of them are required. 

In some situation the simulation is mandatory because it is not possible to do direct proof within the system without being sure of its effectiveness (for example in biological systems or in system with high environmental risks).

The correct modeling of a physical system is the most important thing to learn. It requires fundamental techniques and experience which will be acquired by following specific courses and doing research activities within the research laboratories of the Department of Information Engineering, working together with expert researchers. 

The School is organized in two Indirizzi (Sections) in which students are carrying out research on specific topics: 

  • Bioengineering
  • Information and Communication Science and Technologies (I.C.T.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Quantum Optics
  • Bayesian Machine Learning 
  • Advanced Algorithms and Data Structure for Sequence Analysis
  • Fluid mechanics for the functional assessment of cardiovascular devices
  • Applied Functional Analysis and Machine Learning
  • Brain-Computer Interface for Neurorobotics
  • Social Robotics 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Anyone in possession of the following, regardless of nationality, may apply to take part in the selection process: 

  •  diploma di laurea (pre-reform regime); 
  •  laurea specialistica/magistrale (post-reform regime); 
  •  Second-level academic qualifications awarded by AFAM (Higher Education in Art and Music) institutions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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